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HHS touts new efforts to improve LGBT health

A new report details the significant strides made over the past year as well as its objectives for the coming year for improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

New HHS guidance protects LGBT elders

"Being denied access to loved ones during those precious times is devastating, and this guidance will ensure that LGBT patients, particularly LGBT elders, and their families will no longer face this heartbreaking discrimination.”

HHS affirms health care discrimination law protects LGBT people

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that it views a 2010 law prohibiting sex discrimination in health care services as protecting transgender and other LGBT people from discrimination based on gender identity and gender stereotyping.

Lawmakers support updating policy that bans gays from donating blood

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) voicing support for a new pilot study reviewing the policy that bans gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

White House creates a watershed moment for LGBT Health

What is different about LGBT Health? "Almost everything," says Scout, Ph.D., who recently attended the first White House Conference on LGBT Health.